Category Archives: Architecture

The Englishwoman visits Senigallia’s Biblioteca Antonelliana. Part II: Corinaldo’s churches.

Originally posted on Libraries and rare books in Le Marche:
I was fascinated by the difference between Gherardo Cibo’s illustrations, in Ridolfi’s manuscript, of the churches of Corinaldo (where we have our holiday home), and how they appear today. Here…

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The Englishwoman visits Offagna

I’ve been silent for some time because my family was keeping me busy. I am freer now, and looking forward to sharing more about life in Le Marche. Offagna is a good place to visit if you have just been … Continue reading

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The Englishwoman sees the sights in Macerata

I usually like to sight-see conscientiously, guide-book in hand, but this time we just wandered round as our fancy took us. As you would expect from the former seat of papal government, Macerata has a number of fine monumental buildings … Continue reading

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Polverigi and the Villa Nappi- a hidden treasure

It’s good to be back! It’s been  a long time since my last post. Somehow Le Marche seems a long way away in the winter. Then in April I had to present two papers on my other passion, the Victorian best-seller … Continue reading

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Lunch in Fossombrone at the Caffe’ del Corso

Our friends in Serrungarina recommended this caffè to us as a good place to eat as well as drink. We had already had coffee there and were impressed by the decor and the staff, so we were happy to give … Continue reading

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The Englishwoman visits the crypt of San Biagio at Serra Sant’Abbondio

This is the last stop in our journey along the River Cesano and the Romanesque churches linked by the ancient road which runs alongside the river. We’ve already visited San Gervasio di Bulgaria, San Lorenzo in Campo and San Vito … Continue reading

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Palazzi nobiliari di Corinaldo/Corinaldo’s historic houses.

Il dépliant dell’Albergo Diffuso, che elenca alcuni palazzi nobiliari corinaldesi,  ci ha ispirati a farne il giro a piedi. Abbiamo cominciato col Terreno, la piazza alberata alla sommità della città.  Questa piazza ci ha delusi al nostro primo arrivo; “dov’è il caffè?”, … Continue reading

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